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!ScyphTlOY6 41970389


Anonymous 41970390

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It's a great feeling.

Anonymous 41970391

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Not thanking the Sonic fandom instead.

Nothing will ever beat the Sonic fans for pure cringe.


Anonymous 41970413

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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎


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this copypasta never gets it

Chewy {Element Of Fortitude}!MUSIC.FbVY 41970474

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Anonymous 41970478

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Meanwhile, in another dimension...

Bitter Dan is bitter.


Anonymous 41970479

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His reply to seeing this official packaging for the new run of sauce.


Chewy {Element Of Fortitude}!MUSIC.FbVY 41970495

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!HasteYRi4w 41970500

That's almost as bad as the promo I saw on Viceland for an interview done prior to a porno with actors done up as Hillary and Donald.

Then why not send a sample of the stuff he received earlier to a laboratory to be deformulated, and share the results to the masses.
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Pinkamina WBIY!Im9SILLYXo 41970509

It was only meant to be a funny cartoon show about a crazy scientist grandpa going on wild adventures with his grandson. Where did it all go wrong?

Anonymous 41970519

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This whole attempt to capture the hype from last April is going to cost McDonalds more than it's worth.


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To be fair he didn't actually ask McDonald's to use their sauce as a joke on his show either, so he kind of started the whole "Unlicensed Promotion" thing to begin with.

If he's getting upset they repackaged it in a Rick and Morty style package without actually getting licencing to do so, that's a bit hypocritical on his part.

I like the show and respect Harmon's creativity and humor, but that's a technical foul.
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Lisbon!StarMyMnao 41970550


Did he mention the actual restaurant in the show? If so, well, that makes him extra stupid.

They're not using anything that's actually owned by him. They just have a zany looking cartoon science fictiony design. He doesn't own zany looking cartoon science fiction. Also >calarts

Yeah, if I'm defending a multinational corporation that basically sells dirt in food form to dumb people, you fucked up.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41970556

It's not really comparable, one is a satirical joke, the other is a promotional event. McDonalds has been pretty shitty about this throughout.


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Also, this is what people think fans of Rick and Morty think.

The reality is that Rick and Morty is the western version of One Punch Man. The science isn't important. You don't have to pretend to be as smart as Rick to enjoy the show.

It's about a man so powerful, mentally in Rick's case, Physically in Saitama case, that the only challenge they have left in life is trying to find something to fill the boredom they have in their lives. It's fun to watch god like beings just try to be normal people because usually they aren't portrayed in such a way.

That's basically why the show is fun. Saitama is a superhero for fun. Rick is a mad scientist that uses his intellect to go in interdimentional adventures to get high, drunk and generally alleviate boredom. That's why it's fun to watch.

Yes. They even pull up to a literal McDonald's, explaining the story of the sauce in the car and during the end credits he says 'McNugget sauce'. It wasn't just a reference to McDonald's. They literally said it in the show. Pic related.

Even so, he chose to reference an actual company in a commercial product without getting licencing. You normally can't do that. The fact that McDonald's played along and didn't outright sue him actually makes McDonald's pretty chill about this, even if they used it for a promotional stunt.

Harmon played with fire, and even though he didn't get burned the fire department showed up and there was a very awkward silence.
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Did you even read my post?

Chewy {Element Of Fortitude}!MUSIC.FbVY 41970579


yeah I messed up

!HasteYRi4w 41970583


You only live to taste a corporate cash-grab once, I guess.

But to be serious,

All this controversy has me scratching my head; it's got me a little bit concerned about how enamored people were over this.

I went as far as checking McD's site to see where the nearest restaurant was, which was across the state, shrugged my shoulders, and carried on with life.

Hearing how there are people out there who dropped what they were doing to drive across state lines for a cup of sauce, traded a car for one cup of sauce, or made a toddler tantrum because they didn't get a cup of sauce is completely asinine to me.

>Harmon played with fire, and even though he didn't get burned the fire department showed up and there was a very awkward silence.

And then the fire chief told him his building wasn't up to code for him to host his live podcasts?
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CPU savage!wG1CV58ydQ 41970586

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Rick and Morty? More like redit and memey.


!HasteYRi4w 41970596

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Did you just mock something I like?
Man, I'm so pissed right now; you have no idea.

I feel like throwing my phone.

People like you:
People not liking what I like, or mocking what I like triggers me.

Disregard other people's contrasting thoughts and feelings, 'cause I'm ANGERY!

I will now commence to blast you without considering either of us having a calm intelligent conversation to hash this out. -Because, who does that? Neanderthals? Philistines?

Prepare yourself, my enemy.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41970600

McDonald's can't sue him. Satire falls under fair use. What McDonald's is doing however, is more comparable to knockoff merchandiser that attempts to appear to be associated with a brand while not being similar enough to cause legal trouble. Added to that they've been using artificial scarcity to create mobs, and they've been generally dishonest about both so Harmon and his work are getting flak for their stunt.

🐈🐈Katicus🐈🐈!FGiFL0Ecls 41970603

The Sonic fandom just released the best Sonic game ever.

CPU drill!wG1CV58ydQ 41970604

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I'm more then prepared. I have the power of the drill.

Edelweiss !Metta5sWWk 41970618

>artificial scarcity
I've heard people speculate it, but never any evidence of it, do you know of any?

Faust Lv.29!cpbuwI00Vo 41970619

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>To be fair he didn't actually ask McDonald's to use their sauce as a joke on his show either, so he kind of started the whole "Unlicensed Promotion" thing to begin with.
Right because McDonald's has the time to address a single cartoon that touches on such subjects like alien pocket pussy-dildos.
The other thing about the situation is intent. Rick & Morty as do most media references things that most people will know for whatever reason, in this case as a joke. The thing is, it was one gag and no one was watching this show waiting for a McDonald's related joke but on the flipside McDirt's (New Yorker slang) was totally using R&M purely for profit.

The biggest loss is that had McDirty gone a more official route and done an actual promotion then maybe we would have saw image related as a reality.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41970657

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I'm just going by what's been reported regarding how McDonald's did the promotion; that the sauce was only available in a few stores for one day, and that supply was extremely limited; and McDonald's statement afterwards that they would "make things right" by releasing more in December. (In fact the way the statement is worded makes be think the December release will be limited as well, though not as much as this one.)

That is typically how artificial scarcity marketing schemes work; first a limited release to generate hype, then a delay before the actual release.

They're following the formula very closely, and I have a hard time believing they thought there would be that little interest; so I doubt it was accidental.

Edelweiss !Metta5sWWk 41970663

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As Nintendo has proven in their recent boondoggles, we cannot rule out extreme stupidity, as much as we want to believe it's them manipulating the market and they're not just that dumb

That being said, if you'd asked me a month ago how many people would've actually gone to McDonalds to get some sauce used in a throwaway joke, I probably wouldn't've guessed 'massive turnout'.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41970683

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It's a bit different with a console release since even a small amount of overproduction can hurt a product profit margin.

But McDonald's pays no price for making more sauce then fans would buy, as if there's any that's left after the one day promotion they can just extend the promotion in those stores, or throw the sauces in with the rest of the packets.

Additionally since the sauce is complementary they weren't counting on money from its sale. It was a promotional item to get people to buy their meals. So there's not an implicit cost like you would see if they were promoting a meal, but there is an implicit cost in under-producing because once they run out some people who otherwise might buy something will just walk.

Given that the cost of underestimating demand is so much higher then that of overestimating they don't have the same reason to be conservative as someone distributing something like consoles.

That said I do believe that artificial scarcity is used regularly to promote new consoles. If it was just incompetence we would expect to see cases where console releases fail because they saturated the market.


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I think McDonald's underestimated how many fans there were of the show.

I don't think the executives that decided to do this actually know anything about Rick and Morty to be honest, because the redesign of the packaging indicates they don't understand how it was used in the show.

To be honest they should have kept the original Mulan theme for the packaging because that is what it's referenced as in the show. Rebranding it as a Rick and Morty themed sauce kind of ruins the joke.

Also, the artwork looks more like Adventure Time and less like Rick and Morty.
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unlikeable pony 41970808

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Honestly, this makes me feel more sad at how few bronies there are rather than anything.

I mean, Rick and morty fans riot over a lack of sauce; Pony fans get a MOVIE, and the movie barely gets anyone going to see it in sales.

Makes me wish for 2012 all over again :(
(then again, while I liked the movie, I am pretty negative towards S6 and S7, so I can kind of understand things)


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i kinda feel like that movie gets more hate than it deserves

and it seems like the movie itself didnt do so bad imo


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Here's the thing.

You can be a 25 year old male and openly admit to liking Rick and Morty.

If you do that with MLP, there is a good chance people are going to want you on government watch lists.

That's really the only difference. I mean, the only reason I'm not seeing the MLP movie in theaters is because I have self-awareness. I went to McDonald's for breakfast this morning and I saw they have MLP movie happy meal toys and I'm not gonna lie, I was tempted to just say 'give me all of them'. But as a 35 year old adult, I know better than to do that sort of thing in public.
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Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41970813

There is a guy on Twitter talking about how he got kicked out of the pony movie, the cops were even called to run background checks on him and stuff.

Probably because, according to his own admission, he was also passing toys out and complimenting kids on their pony shirts at said movie.

tfw the road to hell is paved with good intentions


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The general public is completely unaware of subculture as a whole. Hell, furries have been around for years before bronies even became a thing and they don't exactly hide their presence, and despite that the majority of people are completely unaware they exist. The most famous example of this was when MSNBC did a story about a chlorine bomb that was set off at a furry convention:


These are like professional news anchors and this is their LIVE reaction to finding out furries exist. So the fact that people are still unaware of bronies being a thing is not surprising at all.
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!gEapIYWEa2 41970821

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I heard about that! From what I remember, after they all got flushed out of the hotel, the furries managed to find shelter at a nearby convention: The annual December meeting of the Skokie Valley Kennel Club.


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Sometimes the stories are also funny but have a happy ending.

Like the time a woman brought her service animal to a furry convention thinking it was a convention for pet owners:

The furries thought it was adorable, welcomed her not only to join them but allowed her to have a panel to speak on behalf of Pets for Vets, a charity that provides service animals to disabled veterans, and helped raise $10,000 for it
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unlikeable pony 41970825

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yeah, that's going to frighten people :/

Just go in, act self assured, don't bother anyone else, and watch your movie quietly and no one gives a crap, but if you make a scene or draw attention to yourself its going to freak people out.

I bought a ticket on day one, just stayed stone faced when purchasing one and my other items, and acted like there wasn't a single thing strange about what i was doing and nobody batted an eye at me.

Kind of makes me sad though because back when EQG 1 came out LOTS of bronies went to see it despite it being EQG, and simply because there was a far larger fan presence than there is now, people stopped freaking out about them simply because their minds went "Oh, there's alot of adult and teens seeing this, they must not be weird" while when there only a few people the mind instead switches to "there must be something wrong with them"

well back in 2013 there was a decent number of stories about bronies existing just to pad pages, but bronies were larger in numbers back then.


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Even so, a lot of this is what we call 'internet culture' and basically there are two major layers to the internet. The upper layer is 'normie' internet: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, BuzzFeed, E-Mail, etc... Things the majority of people who are not really into internet culture use it for.

Then there's the sub layer, which is the internet that most of us know: Web forums, fan sites, image boards, etc...

To give you an example of how completely out of touch with the internet subculture most people actually are, if you asked a general selection of people who PewDiePie is for example, someone who is pretty well known on the internet, even if you don't actually watch him, I'd put money on the fact that a good 80% of that group would not know who he is. We take for granted that most people would know who Pepe is, or who Markiplier is or what Furries or Penny Arcade is because they are things that we generally are exposed to often enough for them to be 'common knowledge' even if they are things we don't specifically have an interest in or spend time to know about.

However outside of this internet culture such terms are completely alien and most people have no idea what any idea what any of those things are, and for people like us who consider them things as common as Star Wars that you assume everyone should know about, when we run across people who have never heard of them it can seem alien to us. Like running into someone who has never heard of Star Wars.

They are actually the majority, however.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41970830

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I don't know how well they're doing in the box office but saw the movie in the anniversary stream and I thought they did really well.


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i agree with that

idk why folks seem to think its lagging

CPU depends!wG1CV58ydQ 41970838

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IIt also depends on what generation. I know people my age that are normies that know who pewdiepie is.

unlikeable pony 41970880

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Currently its at about 16 million. No hard info about the movie's budget (Wikipedia gives a "6 to 8 million" guess, and the last thing I saw that looked semi legit had about 20 million, so no one really knows right now).

but at this point its made the majority of the money its going to make, being out for 2 weeks, so its looking like, unless its got a SUPER small budget, its just barely going to be breaking even.

So unless pony either sells an excessively higher number of toys than they were expecting from this, or pony experiences an upsurge, this means we probably shouldn't expect another MLP movie.

Which is the sad thing.

Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41971138

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pls buy ticket

$12.4 million domestic + $4.3 million foreign = just under $17.8 million total. Release date 1 week ago, October 6th.
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I watched it for the third time today, still enjoyed it a lot. The theater was reasonably well filled too.

I think the movie crossing the 25 million mark in the end is realistic (my own original estimation was 20 million months ago). Also, it only premieres in the UK and Russia this weekend and the foreign data is a week old too.
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☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLk 41971140

I'm trying to make plans to watch it on Tuesday.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41971144

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So if /pony/ is to believed they've made about 2/3rds of their budget in the first two weeks.

!ScyphTlOY6 41971152

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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRo 41971155

Chewy {Element Of Fortitude}!MUSIC.FbVY 41971161

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Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41971176

no, it's only been ONE week. October 6th release.
(also 16.8m total not 17.8, typo/bad math)
I'm pretty sure nobody actually knows what the budget was yet. Only unvalidated speculation.

lmao wtf
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Urda 41971181

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Pinkamina WBIY!Im9SILLYXo 41971266

Why is this a thing

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41971373

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Oh, that's good,
I'm going off >>>/pony/36826977 for the budget. I don't know if it's speculation or part of the leak.

Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41971382

oh interesting, that may be accurate.


we're now up to $15.5 mil domestic and $10.6 mil foreign for $26.1 mil worldwide. (estimate)
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The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 41971384

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I love that the only thing that gets us talking about MLP is a thread about a totally different show.

Anonymous 41971390

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>RnM fans over-autisming ponyfags
YOu guys are slacking.

Andy!rjwzt.U1KM 41971391

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Rick and Morty are just full of Narcissistic people who hate life.
>puts in 2 cents

AKA Chuck Finley 41971464

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I have no evidence whatsoever, but I suspect that a lot of the people cringing up the Rick and Morty fandom right now are some of the exact same people who used to cringe up the Pony fandom but got bored and moved on to the next fad

I mean, those people must have gone somewhere . . .

Faust Lv.29!cpbuwI00Vo 41971484

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nice b8 m8

Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41971490

would you like to be my morty?

!HasteYRi4w 41971492

You gotta get with your friends?

Make it last forever, friendship never ends?

Chewy (Flutter) 41971687

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Faust Lv.29!cpbuwI00Vo 41971692

That Bart Simpson cosplay seems a bit off.

Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41971734

If you wanna be my Morty, you have got to shove giant seeds up your butt

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Chewy (Flutter) 41972137

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Risky !RISkQqf4EM 41972147

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